• Groene Loper 5, Flux

    5612 AE Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Provide major contributions to photonic integration and the associated applications with a particular focus on indium phosphide technology.

Highlighted phrase

Harnessing the efficiency, precision and speed of light in a photonic chip

Organisational profile

Photonics is a rapidly growing field where the total market volume is comparable to the market of electronics, and growing even faster. Whereas integrated circuits are already dominant technologies in the field of electronics, photonic integration is still taking off. It is a critical enabler for the modern internet and is poised to enable new forms of sensing and imaging. The Photonics Integration (PhI) group performs leading edge research into indium phosphide semiconductor based technology for photonic integration and its applications. This develops along three research lines listed below ('read more') and involves a number of national and international research projects. Our group offers opportunities for Master and PhD students to do leading-edge research on advanced photonic ICs and technology, and to prepare for a job in a variety of high-tech companies that use photonics, semiconductor technologies, and/or photonic integrated circuits in their products. You might even think to start your own business in this rapidly growing field. 

The Photonics Integration research develops along three research lines: 

  • Monolithic integration of indium phosphide photonic devices. We have pioneered the generic integration methodology for InP integrated photonics. This approach enables new building blocks to be continuously added to a highly advanced integration platform with seamless integration of lasers with amplifiers, filters, modulators, detectors and more. 

  • Heterogeneous and hybrid integration platforms combining indium phosphide circuits with silicon technology, high-speed electronics and low-loss dielectric waveguide technologies. These platforms enable research into new methods of scaling and assembly.

  • Nanophotonic integration using the indium phosphide membrane on a silicon platform. This enables the miniaturisation of photonic devices, and the seamless combination of high confinement photonics, sub-wavelength engineering, lasers and amplifiers.

The technology platforms developed by PhI researchers become available on an open access basis via JePPIX.eu

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Photonic Integration is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

photonics Physics & Astronomy
Photonics Engineering & Materials Science
integrated circuits Physics & Astronomy
waveguides Physics & Astronomy
lasers Physics & Astronomy
wavelengths Physics & Astronomy
modulators Physics & Astronomy
platforms Physics & Astronomy

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Photo of Huub P.M.M. Ambrosius

Huub P.M.M. Ambrosius

Person: OBP : Supportive and management staff

No photo of Pengli An

Pengli An

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

Projects 2014 2023

AUTOALIGN: Electronically aligned optical-fiber-arrays

Eijkemans, C., Williams, K. A., Cardarelli, S., van Goor, A., van Goor, A., van Mil, J., van Mil, J. & Hegh, L.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1967 2020

Intergated stabilized laser systems for high resolution strain sensing

Andreou, S., 30 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

3 Downloads (Pure)

1.3 Integration of photonics and electronics

Smit, M., Williams, K. & van der Tol, J., 6 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 29-34 6 p. 8662321

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Electronic equipment
Indium phosphide
Light amplifiers
1 Downloads (Pure)

112 Gb/s PAM-4 transmission over 1.5 km with an EAM in generic integration platform

Trajkovic, M., Benyahya, K., Simonneau, C., Blache, F., Debregeas, H., Provost, J. G., Williams, K. A. & Leijtens, X. J. M., 1 Jul 2019, OECC/PSC 2019 - 24th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference/International Conference Photonics in Switching and Computing 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3 p. 8817746

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

pulse amplitude modulation
Pulse amplitude modulation



E.A.J.M. Bente (Manager)

Photonic Integration

Facility/equipment: Research lab


Best poster award

Alonso Millan Mejia (Recipient), 26 Nov 2013

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Light up the brain: accelerating AI research with integrated photonics

Weiming Yao (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: NWOVeniScientific

Artificial intelligence

Netelcom Award 2012

Katarzyna Lawniczuk (Recipient), 12 Dec 2012

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Activities 2002 2018

Towards an integrated feedback-insensitive semiconductor laser

Daan Lenstra (Speaker)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Bistable Operation of a Monolithic Ring Laser due to Hole-Burning-Induced Inversion Grating

Daan Lenstra (Speaker), E.A.J.M. Bente (Member)
30 May 20181 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Feedback-insensitive Semiconductor Laser

Daan Lenstra (Speaker), T.T.M. van Schaijk (Member), E.A.J.M. Bente (Member), K.A. Williams (Member)
7 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


Student theses

Magnetic claddings for photonic integrated circuits

Author: van Hees, Y., 2018

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & van der Tol, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master